An “NFT Platform” allows you to take your digital item, transform it into a NFT (“Mint”), then list it for sale (“Initial Offering”), and allow it to be resold in the marketplace (“Secondary Sale”).
A quick reminder that NFTs are NOT just Digital Art. Most platforms allow NFT creation for many more items. The future of NFTs is almost certainly filled with a broader understanding of their uses.
NFTs are blockchain-based records that uniquely represent pieces of media. The media can be anything digital, including art, videos, music, gifs, games, text, memes, and code. — Chris Dixon
Each platform caters to a certain type of creator, collector and audience. Here’s a convenient comparison, note: Credit Allen Hena for putting this together!
If you’re looking for a wider reach, and only plan to release an NFT, go with another platform. There’s a number of options (and many more coming!)
If you love decentralization, no fees, and want to make a truly unique NFT offering with financial leverage, programmability, nesting capabilities, charitable functionality, and much, much more, read on.